Aardman and Studiocanal's new film Early Man comes to Cheshire's Beeston Castle this February half term (Saturday 17 – Sunday 25 Feb), in the form of special Early Man Quests inviting visitors to follow in the footsteps of their Neolithic ancestors, solving clues and completing a quest to uncover centuries of history in one day.
The quests offer young time travellers the chance to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors in search for Dug, Goona, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of history in one day plus, enter a draw for the chance to win tickets to an exclusive outdoor screening of Early Man at Stonehenge on Saturday 26 May.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Goona (Maisie Williams) is the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends Dug and helps the tribe in their battle to beat the Bronze Age at their own game.
English Heritage's Site Manager Kate Potter said: 'We are thrilled that Beeston Castle is working with Aardman to mark the release of their new film, Early Man. To celebrate this great family film, we're inviting visitors to embark on an Early Man quest at Beeston Castle, solving the clues on their own adventure at one of Cheshire's most beautiful historic sites'.
With views across eight counties and a wealth of woodland trails to explore, English Heritage's Beeston Castle is the perfect place for a family day out. Known as the 'castle on the rock', Beeston offers the chance to explore 4,000 years of history, take in views across eight counties from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains, and learn the tantalising mystery of Richard II's lost treasure, missing for centuries and said to be buried somewhere within the castle grounds.
Also at Beeston Castle this half term, Mon 19- Fri 23 Feb, English Heritage's Nature Craft event will invite young adventurers for five days of family fun and hands-on craft activities, including den building in the castle's 40 acre woodland park.